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Jon Gruden sues NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Jon Gruden may not coach in the NFL ever again. But the former head coach is taking a swing at the league as he departs.

Gruden, who resigned as the Las Vegas Raiders head coach in September, has sued the league. The lawsuit also includes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. 

Jon Gruden runs off the field following a loss to the Chicago Bears (Getty Images)

The Super Bowl-winning coach alleges in the lawsuit that the league put together a “malicious and orchestrated campaign to destroy his career and reputation.”

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The NFL reportedly knew about the Gruden emails for months and did nothing about them. Then, it appears leaked them to the New York Times to force the Raiders to fire Gruden.

Mark Davis, who owns the team, elected to do nothing. Then, Gruden met with the team and told them that he was stepping down. 

The league got their hands on the private emails when they investigated the Washington Football Team’s misconduct. Gruden, who was out of the league at the time and employed by ESPN, sent them to his friend and former co-worker Bruce Allen, who was leading the then-Washington Redskins team.

As Gruden notes in the lawsuit, the league has thousands of emails in their investigation of the WFT. However, they have only released part of his emails. At this time, no other emails have been leaked out from the probe. 

The first email leak included disparaging remarks to NFLPA Executive Director DeMarcus Smith. Then after the Raiders refused to fire him, more emails were leaked out by the league. 

The 58-year-old is suing for unknown damages. He is 117-112 as an NFL head coach with the Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

While in Tampa Bay, he guided the team to their first Super Bowl win during the 2002 season. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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